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Monday, 29 December

544. Badiou and the Event of the Poem: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Mathematics

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Pacific Suite H, Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Juliet Flower MacCannell, Univ. of California, Irvine

1. “Toward a Badiouian Aesthetics,” Robert Hughes, Ohio State Univ., Newark

2. “Badiou’s Ethical Reading of Beckett as a Response to Adorno’s Aesthetics,” Jean-Michel Rabaté, Univ. of Pennsylvania

3. “Categorical Imperatives: The Mathematics of Category Theory, Ethics, and Literature in Alain Badiou,” Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

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